Arms and ammunition recovered in Tripura-Bangladesh border

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Agartala, Aug 20 (ANI): Security forces in Tripura recovered cache of arms and ammunition from a tribal hamlet close to the state's border with Bangladesh.

Acting on a tip off by a surrendered militant, a joint operation was launched by state police along with paramilitary forces.

The ammunition was recovered from Karangicherra, a tribal hamlet in west Tripura district of the state.

"The place is not far from the Bangladesh border. It apparently appears that a group had left behind the weapons, concealed the weapons for further use or further utilization," said Pranay Sahaya, Director General of Tripura police.

Police has recovered eight AK-66 rifles, 23 magazines and 17 rounds of ammunition.olice suspect the involvement of a group of banned militants belonging to the All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) in the incident but could not make any arrests.

There are at least 10 base camps of two outlawed insurgent outfits - the ATTF and the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) -- in Bangladesh. (ANI)

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